Month / July 2011

Over the last few weeks just about everyone has experienced one of those stifling hot days when sanity was maintained by the thought of an ice cold glass of beer. I’m not talking about a craft beer here, I’m talking about I’m ice cold American yellow lager beer. Last week while walking on a sidewalk Read More

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Tuesday, 12 July 2011, was a blisteringly hot day. The sun baked the hard edges of Manhattan’s buildings, sidewalks and streets. Nevertheless, I had a story to cover. It was a story of a restaurant with a brewery in the cellar, so I was told on my first visit. The beverage I sampled the first Read More

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http://goodbeerseal.com/archives/98 An interview with Patrick Donagher, founder of Get Real and co-owner of craft beer bar Rattle n Hum… Describe “Get Real” for me? Which one? The one we just had? Okay… The Get Real Belgian Beer Festival specialized in the best Belgian beers we could get our hands on here in New York. It Read More

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Grand Teton Brewing Co. 430 Old Jackson Highway Victor, Idaho, 83455 United States phone: (208) 787-9000(208) 787-9000   Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Grand Teton Bitch Creek ESB was sent to me by the folks at Grand Teton Brewing Co. for inclusion in these tasting notes. There was a yellow stamp on the neck Read More

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On a recent visit to the Portsmouth Brewing Co. The person sitting next to me politely pointed out the mug of beer on the bar. It was impressive and the only one of its kind I could see. Photo by Peter LaFrance The beer I was most interested in was the tall cool one that Read More

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Photo by Peter LaFrance The last three months have seen the openings of two new breweries in Manhattan. The first, featured a few weeks ago, perches atop a building in the flatiron district. The opening of that beer garden was heavily covered in the local press. Only a few weeks after that chef Anderson Sant’anna Read More

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There is nothing like a cookout on a pleasant summer Sunday afternoon. There is certainly nothing like a cookout on a pleasant summer Sunday afternoon on Governors Island in New York City. As a guest of the organizer, Jimmy “Pots and Pans” Carbone, I made sure that, contrary to the picture to the left, I Read More

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Three Interview Pete… after the third!Being a writer covering the beer beat is not easy, no matter what romantic stereotype you want to believe. The writing part is especially tested when the event involves drinking beer. I can assure you that notes taken, while on assignment, by a person writing about beers usually start out Read More

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Six Point Craft Ales 40 Van Dyke Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 (917) 696-0438(917) 696-0438 Preface: This brew was purchased at American Beer Distributing Co‎. on Court Street in Brooklyn, NY. It was sold in a four-pack in a full-cover container. These notes have not been influenced by reading promotional material or any other review of Read More

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In May of 2009 I had a chance to visit the Magic hat brewing company in South Burlington Vermont. That’s one of the perks of being a journalist covering the malt beverage industry. Visiting breweries and brewpubs and meeting the brewers in the folks they work with makes my profession truly enjoyable. Very early on Read More

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